Thursday, November 26, 2009

Things to be thankful for

Today in the United States, we are celebrating Thanksgiving. This is the holiday where the Pilgrims got off the Mayflower, stuffed themselves full of turkey, dressing, rolls, and pumpkin pie. All these were provided by the native colonists up the street.

While all the womenfolk were cleaning after the feast, the native and Pilgrim men retired into the living room and watched an afternoon of football. This was long ago, so I guess there wasn't cable television. TV must have had rabbit ears.

But fast forward to 2009. In a few hours, we will be going over the creek(fitting that the creek is Chippewa Creek) and up state route 57 to the inlaws house for some turkey, stuffing, pie, and other goodies. After this we will watch some football.

Here are some things, I can be thankful for this Thanksgiving.

The first one is an update: Our son, Adam, started at the workshop this week. He now has things to occupy his time. Since he was taken off the medicine which caused his suicidal thoughts last month, he is doing much better. I am thankful that the Lord has provided for him and seen him through all of this.

I am thankful for being able to get a full night sleep in a warm house. And although I complain about it quite a bit, how early I have to get up and how far I travel, I am thankful I have a job.

I am thankful for the protection the police provide, even though some municipalities utilize them in the wrong ways at times.

I am thankful for my family, especially my wife, Kathy. She's been through a lot, but is there for me all the time.

I am thankful for being allowed to be the "voice" of the Rittman Indians Marching band. During the two months that I'm involved, I get to see some great student musicians mature into some great young adults.

I am thankful for modern medicine. It's helping me keep a handle on some of my problems, and has helped others I know see another Thanksgiving.

I am thankful that I was able to mend fences with my brother, Allen, before he passed away this past July. There was one point where we hadn't seen each other in over 10 years.

I'm thankful that in a few minutes I will be able to make a breakfast of waffles and bacon for my family.

I'm also thankful for everybody who has visited my blog, and especially those who have left comments. I'm thankful that my comments are always over 90% positive, and that I can count on one hand, and have fingers left over, those I have felt the need to delete.

I am also thankful for Facebook. Those bloggers who have fallen by the wayside keep up with me via their Facebook pages. I'm thankful for the most part these are kept clean.

Have a great turkey day everybody!


Tim Lones said...

I know I haventsaid much about about your recent difficulties, because frankly, I havent known what to say..My wife Linda and I have begun to have a few setbacks physically and financially and weve tried to take one thing at a time..You and Kathy seem like a good couple..Try not to let it all get to you and trust God..Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours..

Daisy said...

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family, Cliff!

Ms Hen said...

I love all the things you have to be grateful for.. (hugs)

Mike Golch said...

Great list of being greatful for.I might add that I am greatful for good bloggers as yourself.

Michelle Dawn said...

Awesome list Cliff. I hope you really enjoyed your Thanksgiving. We celebrated in our new home which I am Thankful for. I'm trying to make it back. TTYL.

Margaret said...

Hope you had a good one, Cliff.
And may your taste for turkey last longer than the leftovers.

Diane Vogel Ferri said...

What a great post Cliff. Reminders to us all.

Syd said...

Just catching up. It sounds like you had a wonderful day. And a lot to be thankful for.

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